WATERVILLE — There are no new developments in the case of missing toddler Ayla Reynolds, but police will hold a press conference next week to provide a recap of the investigation, according to a press release from Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland.

The 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, press conference will be held downtown, just days before the one-year anniversary of Ayla’s disappearance. The investigation has become one of Maine’s largest, the release states.

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Ayla was reported missing on Dec. 17 by her father, Justin DiPietro. No one has been named as a suspect or a person of interest. DiPietro contends that Ayla was abducted. Investigators say a kidnapping did not happen and they believe the three adults who saw her last — her father, aunt Elisha DiPietro and Courtney Roberts — are withholding information in the case.

Investigators also believe Ayla is likely dead. State police are asking that anyone with information call them at 624-7076.

Ben McCanna — 861-9239
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